Fraserispar (Abies Fraseri)
The Fraserispar (Abies fraseri) is a tree that belongs to the genus Fir (Abies). They are used as garden and Christmas tree.:
The tree is decorative as they have already at a young age (1-2 m long) brightly colored cones. The tree is native to the southeastern Appalachian Mountains in southwestern Virginia, western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. The tree grows to 25 m high with a stem diameter of 75 cm and a 6 to 12 m wide crown. The branches are horizontal. The shape of the crown is pyramidal. At a young age, the tree is closed, but open as they grow older. The bark is gray-brown and scaly in later life.
Normally, the bark is thin and smooth but with lots of resin vesicles. The 12 to 25 mm long, dark green, flat, flexible needles are spirally on the twigs, but because of a rotation at the base, they seem to stand in two rows. The needle tip is round and has a notch. At the bottom of the needle two silver rows of stomata are visible. As a Christmas tree it is very difficult to grow, because it must be pruned very much, but by the sheer vigor growth of the tree, it can hugely differ in quality one year from the other
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